Thursday, March 5, 2020

SI Shaji Mathew, good Samaritans save life of a youth at Nayagaon


Port Blair, Mar 3: An accident took place on March 03, 2020 at Nayagaon junction in which a two-wheeler rider on the way to Chakkargaon on a scooty bearing Regn. No. AN01-N 7844, lost his balance and fell down on the road. At the same time, a truck bearing Regn. No. AN01-K 8618 coming from opposite direction rolled over the right hand of the victim resulting in heavy loss of blood and grievous injuries.
Many bystanders and commuters were present during the time of accident but no one came forward to help the victim who was in unconscious condition due to heavy bleeding. During the time, SI Shaji Mathew of A&N Police who was on his way for duty, immediately rushed to the spot and found the victim struggling for his life. Without wasting any time, he shifted the victim in a private vehicle with the help of some members of the public to G.B. Pant Hospital and thereafter he cleared the traffic jam.
Due to timely intervention of SI Shaji Mathew alongwith other Good Samaritans the precious life of a youth was saved.
The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has already issued a specific direction to encourage Good Samaritans and bystanders to come forward to help the road accident victims and also defined that Police or other agencies will not make any compulsion on the Samaritans for giving statements or to assist them. The guideline says that a bystander or Good Samaritans including eyewitness of a road accident may take the injured to the nearest hospital and he or she shall be allowed to leave immediately. The guidelines make it clear that the good Samaritans will not be liable for any civil and criminal liability.


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